Campbell River Art Gallery

Rest Area & Crummy Gallery

September 21 to November 18
Opening Reception and Public Party

Saturday, September 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
The Bomfords will be in attendance to introduce the work.

Art is part of the whole family in the Campbell River Art Gallery’s (CRAG’s) newest exhibition by the father and sons team Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford in Rest Area & Crummy Gallery. The two brothers, Cedric and Nathan work with their father, Jim Bomford, to create two custom-built installations on display on the boulevard in front of the CRAG and inside the gallery.

The Bomfords’ installation and photographic work is created through a hands-on practice of ‘thinking through building’ which, in this case, uses rest areas, those beloved pit-stops along the highway where we stretch our legs or walk the dog. Both installations are created to provoke thought on two aspects of these curious in-between spaces. One, the troubling nature of “public” space and the power structures that feed into decisions about how we use them and who can access them. Second, the way the minutiae of these unnoticed spaces mirrors aspects of our lives. Rest areas are a metaphor for the spaces that connect where we’ve been with where we are going.

Interpretive Talks – hosted by curator Jenelle Pasiechnik

Jenelle invites you to join her in a discussion and exploration of the themes, ideas and questions raised with Rest Area & Crummy Gallery.

Wednesday, September 25, 5:00 to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 8, 12:30 to 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 23, 5:00 to 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 6, 12:30 to 1:00pm

Coffee & Crummy

The Gallery will provide hot coffee and doughnuts to any public present in Spirit Square when the Crummy Gallery is open. We hope to initiate good conversations and bring warmth and a welcoming atmosphere.

Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 to 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 to 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 to 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 23, 12:00 to 1:00pm
Friday, November 1, 12:00 to 1:00pm
Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 to 1:00pm